Tag: Political movements

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according...

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according...

Leaders talk peace as Afghans battle chaos and uncertainty

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ISLAMABAD — Senior Afghan leaders are in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar talking peace with the Taliban, whose leader on Sunday issued a...

Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Lil Nas X set for BET Awards

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NEW YORK — Sunday‚Äôs BET Awards will be packed with performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X and H.E.R., a tribute to late...

Ivory Coast court sentences former PM to life in prison

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — An Ivory Coast court has sentenced prominent opposition figure and former prime minister Guillaume Soro to life in prison for...

Civil rights trail book aims to make history easy to digest

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ATLANTA — By highlighting cities that played host to significant events during the civil rights movement, a new book aims to make that complex...

DC statehood facing long odds in the Senate

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WASHINGTON — Proponents of statehood for Washington, D.C., vowed Tuesday to keep pushing even though the prospects were dim as the bill began working...

Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice

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LOS ANGELES — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating...

Nicaragua stages unprecedented roundup of opposition leaders

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police have arrested another opposition politician, bringing to six the number detained over the weekend. ...

US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

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WASHINGTON — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the...